The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Architect
Rank 250 - 248
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Architect 3 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.041% - 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% - 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 5
Average salary £38,500 - £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £70,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +30.23%
Test Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6897 6472 7129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.73% 93.89% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5667 5578 6103
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Architect in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Architect across the North West region.

Test Architect Salary Trend in the North West

Test Architect
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 3 £38,500 -
Test Architect
England

Test Architect
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Test Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Architect in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Dependency Management
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) DB2
4 1 (20.00%) PMI
4 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) MBA
4 1 (20.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (20.00%) CSQA
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Test Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Dependency Management
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) CSQA
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MBA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Ab Initio